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Leadership EffectivenessOur mission is to optimize organizational performance by maximizing the effectiveness of leaders and leadership teams. Our philosophy is that the long-term profitability and growth of every organization is inextricably linked to the effectiveness of its leaders. Through The Power of Leadership®, leaders create a values-based environment where people perform to their full potential and maximize their contributions to the organization’s mission and vision. In support of that mission and philosophy, each month we publish Breakaway Performance – Ideas that transform the way you work — with tips to help leaders achieve leadership effectiveness. We hope you will enjoy our articles and find them valuable.

Alyssa Freas, Ph.D.
CEO & President
Executive Coaching Network, Inc.


Leadership Effectiveness: Are You Leading Effectively Now?

Leadership Effectiveness: Are You Leading Effectively Now?

Effective leadership during this pandemic is delivered by people who have a unique set of skills, knowledge, and abilities, also known as SKAs.  These crisis SKAs inform leaders to be mindful, to pay attention, and […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: I Am Speaking

Leadership Effectiveness: I Am Speaking

At least as far back as George Washington and his 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company & Conversation, interrupting another person has been considered impolite and ill-advised. His Rule #74: When Another […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Amplified Impact Of The Decisions You Make

Leadership Effectiveness: Amplified Impact Of The Decisions You Make

It is now more important than ever for leaders to ensure their decision-making is effective, nimble, inclusive, transparent—and that it supports psychological safety, candor, and trust. The stakes are even higher now than they were […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Candor

Leadership Effectiveness: Candor

Candor. What is it? Why is it so important? One of the key factors in being able to trust a leader is knowing that the leader will “tell you like it is.”  That is, he […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Helping Your Direct Reports Focus and Engage

Leadership Effectiveness: Helping Your Direct Reports Focus and Engage

I had an executive coaching call with Mary last week, the CEO of a large financial services organization, and she shared with me that she is having trouble focusing. The pandemic has distracted her and, […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Creating a Dialogue About Race

Leadership Effectiveness: Creating a Dialogue About Race

Here is a simple fact: humans are not good at talking kindly to one another about things they are passionate about. Or about things that are highly personal and sensitive. It doesn’t matter the topic. […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Courage to Look in The Mirror

Leadership Effectiveness: Courage to Look in The Mirror

As we rebuild and reopen, we need to identify what it means to be successful under the new normal—and we need to be inspiring, credible leaders to help our stakeholders heal. Rebuilding, reopening, and healing […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Preparing for the New Normal

Leadership Effectiveness: Preparing for the New Normal

The number one predictor of future success as a leader is commitment to self-development as a leader. Leaders who never stop learning and growing—regardless of circumstances (and perhaps during the worst circumstances)—are perceived by their […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Manage the Crisis, Lead for the Future

Leadership Effectiveness: Manage the Crisis, Lead for the Future

During a coaching session my client reports, “It is so quiet in my office for a Monday. She explains how different it is now that she can’t just “pop in” and have a quick conversation […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Courage to Promote Reality

Leadership Effectiveness: Courage to Promote Reality

As leaders, we come with a title and influence that make it incredibly hard for people to tell us we are making mistakes. Individual leaders and leadership teams are often shocked to learn that just […]

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